How much does frozen corn cost to freeze dry in the 5-tray Harvest Right dryer?
$0.27 per pound.
If your goal is to freeze dry as much corn as possible at home, the large (5-tray) freeze dryer is the most efficient way to do it:
Comparing all 3 Harvest Right unit sizes:
|Freeze Dryer||$/lb.||lbs./hour||lbs. processed||time to dry|
|5-tray||$0.27||0.277||11.25||40 h 41 m|
|4-tray||$0.34||0.177||6.00||33 h 51 m|
|3-tray||$0.58||0.078||2.25||28 h 50 m|
5-tray unit cost analysis:
The total hours/lb. is a major factor in determining how worthwhile a food item is to freeze dry for yourself. These smaller, at-home freeze drying units have limited capacity, so we try to make the best use of our machine time.
Download the PDF of the power cost analysis: Corn – 5-tray – Freeze dryer cost comparison